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Exhibition

Europe’s best Buildings

The European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture. Mies van der Rohe Award 2017

Thu 23.08.2018 – Mon 22.10.2018, daily 10:00-19:00
Housing estate with surrounding park

The Kleiburg estate from the 1960s was saved from demolition and restored in exemplary fashion by NL Architects and XVW architectuur.
Image: Marcel van der Burg

What are the best European buildings? Following the years of a boom in museums, for the first time the prizes are being awarded to two housing developments.

Every two years the exhibition ‘Europe’s best Buildings’ puts the focus on exceptional building projects in Europe, and it has become a crowd-puller. Projects are awarded prizes whose innovative character serves as orientation, even as manifestos, for the development of contemporary architecture. This year’s prize and the exhibition feature two convincing, ground-breaking winners from the housing sector: DeFlat Kleiburg in Amsterdam by NL architects together with XVW Architectuur, as well as the Emerging Architect Award winner, Navez social housing in Brussels by MSA/V+. Of the 355 nominated projects from 36 European countries, a total of 40 projects were selected for the exhibition by a high-calibre jury. Among the 5 finalists are, inter alia, projects by Rudy Ricciotti and Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects. The exhibition is supplemented by a presentation of the 18 nominated projects with Austrian participants.

An exhibition by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe – Barcelona

 

Curators: Ivan Blasi, Anna Sala Giralt
Exhibition design: Jorge Vidal, Monica Vassallo, Gerardo Pérez de Amézaga
Graphic design: spread
Video production: Nihao Films
Project coordination Az W: Katharina Ritter
Blick von Balkon auf Grünraum
NL Architects, XVW architectuur: deFlatKleiburg, Amsterdam, NL
Image: Marcel van der Burg
Rechteckiger Wohnblock aus Beton mit Bäumen und See im Vordergrund
NL Architects, XVW architectuur: deFlat Kleiburg, Amsterdam, NL
Image: Marcel van der Burg
Fassadenausschnitt mit symetrischen Reihen von Fenstern und Balkonen
NL Architects, XVW architectuur: deFlatKleiburg, Amsterdam, NL
Image: Stijn Spoelstra
Ausblick aus rechteckigem Fenster auf Straße
MSA, V+: NAVEZ - 5 Social units, Brussels, BE
Image: Serge Brison
Ansicht weißes, mehrstöckiges Haus mit abgerundeten Kanten
MSA, V+: NAVEZ - 5 Social units, Brussels, BE
Image: Serge Brison
Weißes Haus im Hintergrund, mehrspuriges Straße im Vordergrund
MSA, V+: NAVEZ - 5 Social units, Brussels, BE
Image: Serge Brison
View of a staircase leading up to the upper end. There are two people. To the left and right of the stairs rise gorge-like walls
BBGK Architekci, Jerzy Kalina, Maksa: Katyn Museum, Warsaw, PL
Image: Juliusz Sokołowski
Wall with small window openings, grass-covered roof, surrounded by green space
BBGK Architekci, Jerzy Kalina, Maksa: Katyn Museum, Warsaw, PL
Image: Juliusz Sokołowski
Interior view with view from large rectangular windows, which extend from the ceiling to the floor, onto the exterior and stone wall
Alison Brooks Architects: Ely Court, London, UK,
Image: Paul Riddle
Front view of a two-storey, beige residential building with meadow and trees in the foreground
Alison Brooks Architects: Ely Court, London, UK
Image: Paul Riddle
Interior view of an elongated exhibition space with columns and a long display case in the middle and projections on the side walls
Rudy Ricciotti: Rivesaltes Memorial Museum, Rivesaltes, FR
Image: Kevin Dolmaire
Aerial view of the area with rectangular museum building in the foreground, surrounded by green areas; wind turbines in the background
Rudy Ricciotti: Rivesaltes Memorial Museum, Rivesaltes, FR
Image: M. Hedelin - Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Interior view of a room on the ground floor with wooden ceiling; excavation site with remains of walls; continuous window front with wooden slats
Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects: Kannikegården, Ribe, DK
Image: Anders Sune Berg
paved square with gabled roof building on the left and church on the right
Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects: Kannikegården, Ribe, DK
Image: Anders Sune Berg

Opening event

Speakers and guests at the opening
Opening: Europe's best Buildings. Mies van der Rohe Award 2017
Image: eSeL, Joanna Pianka
Speakers at the opening
Opening: Europe's best Buildings. Mies van der Rohe Award 2017
Image: eSeL, Joanna Pianka
Speakers at the opening
Opening: Europe's best Buildings. Mies van der Rohe Award 2017
Image: eSeL, Joanna Pianka
Opening with guests
Opening: Europe's best Buildings. Mies van der Rohe Award 2017
Image: eSeL, Joanna Pianka
Guests at the opening
Opening: Europe's best Buildings. Mies van der Rohe Award 2017
Image: eSeL, Joanna Pianka
Guests at the opening
Opening: Europe's best Buildings. Mies van der Rohe 2017
Image: eSeL, Joanna Pianka
Guests at the opening
Opening: Europe's best Buildings. Mies van der Rohe Award 2017
Image: eSeL, Joanna Pianka
Guests at the opening
Opening: Europe's best Buildings. Mies van der Rohe Award 2017
Image: eSeL, Joanna Pianka
Guests at the opening
Opening: Europe's best Buildings. Mies van der Rohe Award 2017
Image: eSeL, Joanna Pianka

 

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